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The Perils of Land Reform

Uncertainty over the future of property rights in South Africa could deter investment
The vineyards of the Western Cape

The clay-rich soil of South Africa’s Western Cape province has produced some award-winning pinot noirs and sauvignon blancs, but Nokwanda Matebese is certain that without a patch of dirt to call her own, she and her relatives will never have a taste of prosperity. “I work hard for my three children and have to send money to my mother and extended family,” says Matebese, 35. A seasonal worker in the area’s vineyards, she lives in a one-room shanty fashioned from corrugated steel in Kayamandi township, an impoverished settlement on the outskirts of

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